One of the recommendations of the 2012 Mayor's Blue Ribbon Task Force called for developing “a strategic plan that articulates a clear vision for the city." Between 2012 and 2014, the City of Tigard began a journey to define its sense of place and the strategic direction it wanted to take over the next 20 years. Ideas ultimately coalesced around a vision for Tigard to become a healthy, walkable and interconnected community for all. The city met and talked with more than 1,200 residents and community groups about this proposed direction. A detailed account of our outreach can be found in this presentation and memo. In 2014, the City Council adopted the vision.
In complement to the Strategic Plan, a group of Portland State University graduate students developed “Tigard Walks: A Plan for Walkable Neighborhoods.”
The group produced the following items:
As a part of our long-term effort, we completed a comprehensive inventory of sidewalks. The sidewalks inventory map shows the city’s existing walkable areas, where sidewalks provide walking opportunities, and also portions of the city where there are no sidewalks are sidewalks on one side of the street. Our existing foundation and plans for the future were detailed in two videos - Imagine Tigard and The Making of a Walkable City: Tigard Begins the Journey.
Spotlight on the Strategic Plan
Read about the efforts growing out of the strategic plan. In the last several years, this work includes: a smoking and vaping ban in public spaces, a new walking map, and Community Roundtable.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At the City of Tigard, we honor our employees’ diversity and the diversity of the community we serve by:
- Welcoming and including all,
- Fostering an atmosphere of dignity and respect,
- Encouraging new ideas and perspectives in a safe environment, and
- Working with diverse communities to design, deliver, and evaluate services.
We are creating an inclusive and respectful organizational culture that appreciates and supports individual differences. We think Tigard is a place worth coming to and we hope you will agree it is the start of your next great adventure.
In the last few years, community members have asked how they can volunteer their skills to benefit the Tigard community. Creating volunteer opportunities is also a priority in our strategic vision “to become the most walkable community in the Pacific Northwest where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives.”
With that in mind, we’re launching a pilot program, Volunteer Tigard! We’ll be offering one-time volunteer opportunities to put your knowledge, talent and energy into improving the community's quality of life.